Marine, Priest, Headmaster
On this weekend of Armed Forces Day Roy Jenkins’ guest is a former marine awarded a Military Cross in the Falklands War.
Clive Dytor, Cardiff born and brought up in Pembrokeshire, was honoured for his courage in leading an assault on a heavily defended Argentinian position, but not long afterwards his life took a very different direction.
He trained as an Anglican priest, and served as a curate and school chaplain. But then he made another move, convinced that he belonged in the Roman Catholic church.
He entered teaching, and appears to have found a life’s work. A passionate advocate of Catholic education, for the past twelve years he’s been headmaster of the Oratory, an independent school near Reading, where it’s said he instils his pupils with the military qualities of commitment, loyalty and tenacity.
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